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What is an applicant tracking system?
March 9, 2019Like

Understanding Applicant Tracking Systems

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What are Applicant Tracking Systems? In 2019, it’s crucial to have an understanding of applicant tracking systems. Did you ever wonder why, after submitting dozens (sometimes hundreds) of job applications, you never hear anything back? The answer is, most likely, an applicant tracking system.  An applicant tracking system (ATS) is

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avoid these common interview mistakes to get a job
February 24, 2019Like

Common Interview Mistakes You Should Avoid

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There are some interview mistakes that should not need to be explained. If you are answering texts, dressed poorly, arrive late, or use profanity you should probably save yourself (and the recruiter) some time and just leave. There are, however, some less obvious mistakes that can impede your chances of

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How to conduct a great job interview
February 17, 2019Like

8 Ways to Get a Job in a Bad Economy

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Job hunting isn’t easy in a good economy. During a recession, it’s downright disheartening. The solution, however, is the same in both cases: action. The more pro-active and engaged you are with your professional portfolio and marketability, the better your chances of landing a job. So how does this look?

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5 reasons to hire a professional resume writer
February 17, 2019Like

6 Reasons to Hire a Professional Resume Writer

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Let’s face it. Job hunting is a drag. Submitting applications, networking, job searching, and worse yet writing the dreaded resume! No one looks forward to encapsulating their entire professional career into one or two pages and frankly it’s not east to do. Besides the struggle, there are many reasons to

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learn how to ask for a raise using these strategies
February 17, 2019Like

How to ask for a raise

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Knowing how to ask for a raise is very useful. In an ideal world your boss approaches you, congratulates you for all your hard work then insists on giving you a raise. Nice idea, but it isn’t likely to happen. In today’s job market you need be your own advocate

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how to write a resume if you're a new graduate.
February 10, 2019Like

Writing Resumes For New Graduates

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Writing resumes for new graduates is tough. If you’re reading this then you know the feeling. You studied your butt off,  you’re fresh out of school and you want a job. You have little or no work experience. Worse off, every job you apply for requires experience! What do you

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Reasons to update your resume
February 2, 2019Like

5 Reasons To Keep Your Resume Updated

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Consider this. You need a new resume ASAP. You either need one from scratch or must update an existing document. This is stressful and leaves you wanting for more time to research and understand how to write a professional resume and avoid the biggest resume mistakes. Do yourself a favour,

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Writing a Great Cover Letter
January 23, 2019Like

Secrets to Writing Great Cover Letters

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Writing great cover letters can be a daunting task. You’ve spent hours perfecting your resume, days scoping out possible jobs, and years accumulating experience you need to summarize on ONE page! Naturally, the question is how to do this. More importantly, how to do it well. These 5 tips will

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creat ATS optimized resumes
January 23, 2019Like

Secrets to Beating an Applicant Tracking System

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What is an ATS? Nearly 40% of companies use an applicant tracking system (ATS) to manage  the recruiting and hiring process. Essentially, it organizes the candidate’s information into easy-to-access platforms. Job seekers need to be aware because it organizes their information and surveys their documents.  The tracking systems work by

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January 20, 2019Like

Resume Hacks to Get You Hired – Part One!

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What are the top ten resume hacks to get you hired? My experience in human resources and as a professional resume writer has given me great insight into what works and what doesn’t. I’ve previously written about the biggest resume mistakes so I’d like to reveal the attributes of a

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cover letters
January 15, 2019Like

5 Reasons Your Recruiter’s Resume Advice is Bad

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I have lost count of the number of times I had a client relay an awful piece of advice they received from a recruiter. A bit of wisdom that seemed sound but in actuality was nothing but ill-informed hearsay. How does that happen you wonder? How can a recruiter, who

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Two Essenital Interview Questions
January 10, 2019Like

Two Essential Interview Questions to Get The Job

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Interviews aren’t easy to Ace. There are so many variables which go into a perfect interview so it’s impossible to have a 100% success rate. There are, however, two essential interview questions that you should be asking every time! These immediately put you in better standing with your prospective employer

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Write-A-Great-Resume
January 8, 2019Like

One-Page Resumes. The Gold Standard?

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  Are one-page resumes the golden standard of resume writing? It is the ideal length that many bloggers, resume writers and recruiters attest to. But is it THAT important? Should you be cramming your 25-year career, education, and professional development into one densely packed page? The answer is… wait for

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The Biggest Resume Mistakes
December 18, 2018Like

The Biggest Resume Mistakes

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Let’s see if this sounds familiar. You’ve applied to hundreds of jobs recently. Ideal jobs, jobs above your professional ability and jobs below your professional ability. One thing is clear: you’re not getting the jobs! So, what is the problem? Why isn’t your resume getting you interviews? What are your

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